Monday, August 18, 2008

Team Justice!

Four guys from Manitoba, A 600 km bike challenge through the Rockies, and desire to seek justice for the oppressed Left to right: Mike “Cookie” Suderman, Corey Smith, Nathan Weselake, and Jo Breckman

The Ride to End Terror team is a unique mountain bike racing group committed to raising awareness and funds for International Justice Mission. The concept of The Ride to End Terror began in 2008 when Nathan Weselake and his good friend Corey Smith made the commitment to ride the 600 km transrockies challenge in August of that year. To assist them in training, bike maintenance, and on the road logistics they enlisted the assistance of good friends Mike Suderman and Jo Breckman. The group felt their work should be for a cause greater than four guys just having fun. Having been exposed to International Justice Mission in the past, Nathan knew this was a cause worth biking for. So he pitched the idea of using this ride to help end the terror and injustice of the modern day slavery epidemic. Together the team has made a commitment to raise $30 000 and for the work of IJM. If you would like to support The Ride to End Terror team in their efforts to fight against human trafficking please do so here

International Justice Mission
International Justice Mission is a human rights organization that rescues victims of violence, sexual exploitation, slavery and oppression. A multi-national team of law enforcement professionals and a highly qualified legal staff conduct criminal investigations and collect evidence to rescue victims and bring perpetrators to justice. The work of IJM has been featured on Dateline NBC, in Forbes, New York Times Magazine, Wall Street Journal and other media outlets. IJM was founded by Gary Haugen who served as the Officer in Charge of the U.N. investigation into the Rwandan genocide.

In 2002, International Justice Mission Canada was established to educate, empower and engage Canadians in the pursuit of justice for the oppressed. Jamie McIntosh serves as IJM Canada's Executive Director.

IJM Canada is registered with Canada Revenue Agency as a federally recognized charitable organization (registration number: 86388 9283 RR0001).

1 comment:

  1. Hi, This is an exemplary demonstration of 'Just Courage' which is the latest book by Gary Haugen, founder of International Justice Mission. ( Thanks for posting this up and sharing it with us! Lyn from IJM HQ